Poll: What supplies do you use?

I’m interested in finding out more about what you use when you create your art and comics. I invite you to take part in this poll I have created to help me understand your needs as creators.

Feel free to click more than one option, and to share with your friends and co-creators on Facebook and Twitter. If your particular item isn’t listed, please add it in the “other” line.

 

 

Thankyou for your participation.

Don’t call Mike Barry late for dinner – “Action Tank” in action.

We are really spoilt for choice this week. Mike Barry, the creator of “Action Tank” – a 100 page graphic novel, gets interviewed by MCA Studios – the third comic creator we have interviewed this week!

Mike is a local Sydney creator, and has been doing comic art for quite a number of years. He has worked with other creators over those years, and it’s now time to get ready for “Action Tank”. You can support his Kickstarter here.

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Dr Mike 2000 Explains What “Universe Gun” Is All About

When we say MCA Studios supports Aussie independent comic creators – we mean it!

We travel from Brisbane headquarters to Adelaide, to talk to comic-creator, Dr Mike Cooper, who took some time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions we put forward about his comics, his Kickstarter campaign (which you should definately go and support by 17th Feb 2017!), and himself as a creator. We have a bonus for you as well – Dr Mike 2000 has included some pretty cool pictures of him at work, his inspiration, and his process.

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Gilmore. Dan Gilmore: A chat with a Brisbane local creator.

I met Dan Gilmore a few years ago, I cannot recall if it was at a local drawing group, or an event where he was selling his comics, but since then, I have had the chance to chat with him from time to time, and watch him at his art.

His design and art skill are apparent in his comics, and his stories are engaging and thought provoking.  I had the chance to ask him some questions recently, and this is what we talked about, mostly I just asked questions, and he answered.

(Dan’s comics at ZICS 2015)

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Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?

Welcome to Part 3 of Comic Conventions, the ongoing series where I look at different facets of having a table at events for your comic creations and art.

In part 3, we are looking at table set-up.  We are fortunate to have a few guest comic creators share with us their table set-ups for different events, and we’ll quickly break each down to what worked best for them, and what I thought the best aspect of each table was.. Continue reading “Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?”

Comic Conventions – Part 2 – Where should I look for events?

Hello, we meet again! My name is Kay, and I’m the author of this on-going blog series about helping beginners , and vets, into the world of Artist’s Alley at comic conventions.

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Comic Conventions – The ins and outs for beginners

Hi! My name is Kay, and I’m a comic convention table holder.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to holding a table at a comic convention or market. The recent weekend of Supanova Brisbane has inspired me to create a series of posts revolving around differenet aspects of tabling at an Australian comic convention.

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Anatomy of Comic stories

Movies have genres to allow viewers to pick what they would like to watch. Rom-com, sci-fi, horror, comedy, family, etc.

They all have specific “antatomy” they use to keep viewers engaged on what is happening on the screen.

Comics, too, should have a storyline that keeps readers engaged, and this is why I have put this link on the “Antatomy of Film” into this post, taken from the blog of wronghands1.com (please visit, they have lots of great info!) Continue reading “Anatomy of Comic stories”

Cameron Davis, Rose, and Blow The Cartridge – The Perfect Trio

I first met Cameron Davis at Oz Comic Con many years ago when I purchased “Blow The Cartridge” graphic novel from him. I didn’t realise at the time, and I met him again at Comic Street in June 2016. I got to see his latest creation – “Rose” – (which you can purchase here), and again at ZICS where I got to have a proper chat with him about his comic and past creations.

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